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Upgrades will make Fort Garry campus more inviting

June 4, 2019 — 

Construction starts soon at Saunderson Street and Dysart Road east of Robson Hall to complete work started in 2018. Access to Parking Lot B will be closed from the north side of campus. Please use Freedman Cres. to access Parking Lot B from the south.

Next up is University Crescent reconstruction, scheduled to take approximately 15 weeks—and then, raised pedestrian crossings on Dafoe Road, reconstruction of Freedman Crescent, and finally upgrades to make our Fort Garry campus greener and more inviting, with a new multi-use path along Saunderson Street and Dysart Road.

Landscape upgrades along University Crescent will include new seating and drop-off area by the Active Living Centre, median plantings, and pedestrian and cycling improvements.

Later this summer, Freedman Crescent will be rebuilt from Service Street 7 to the bus-staging area (Wpg Transit) and the new multi-use path will be constructed.

See below for the complete timeline and overview. Specific dates and schedule information will follow shortly.

 

The Fort Garry road renewal program started in 2018 and will span approximately five years. 2018 work included reconstruction of Freedman Crescent beginning east of King’s Drive to Saunderson Street at Dysart Road, just east of the Faculty of Law’s Robson Hall.

 

What to know:

  • Access to parking lots, buildings, intersections and lanes may be periodically disrupted, but overall access will be maintained throughout construction. 
  • Traffic flow impacted between 7AM and 7PM, with some lane closures. Occasional delays should be anticipated.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle traffic will be slightly impacted throughout construction.
  • Impacts to Event Day traffic will be minimized as much as possible.
  • Barricades and safety signage to be clearly posted to safely direct pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles as required.
  • Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

 

Map for construction.

Click to enlarge.

CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE AND OVERVIEW

ZONE 1 : Saunderson Street/Dysart Road and Freedman Crescent

  • A – Saunderson/Dysart, north side: east of Robson Hall to Parking Lot B.
    • 1 week.
    • Saunderson/Dysart closed in this area (see map).
    • Parking Lot B: No north side access; south access via Freedman Crescent.

 

  • B – Saunderson Street, south side, east of bus-staging area to Parking Lot B.
    • 3 weeks.
    • Saunderson closed in this area (see map).
    • Parking Lot B access via Service Street 7.
  • C – Freedman Crescent, from King’s Drive to Service Street 7.
    • 2 weeks.
    • One lane only, flaggers to safely direct traffic.

ZONE 2 : University Crescent, Chancellor Matheson to Dafoe Rd., including Dafoe intersection.

  • 15 weeks.
  • Sequenced for one-way traffic accessibility; expect delays.
  • Landscape improvements along University Crescent.

ZONE 3 : Dafoe Road: New, raised pedestrian crossings.

  • 1 week.
  • One lane only, flaggers to safely direct traffic.
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ZONE 4 : Freedman Crescent reconstruction from Service Street 7 to Saunderson

  • 6 weeks.
  • Freedman Cres. closed in area.
  • Parking Lot B access via Service Street 7.

 

ZONE 5 : Bank Stabilization and Multi-Use Path along Saunderson/Dysart Rd.

  • 15 weeks.
  • Work adjacent to road includes grading, native revegetation, construction of multi-use path, and bank stabilization.

 

Please plan accordingly for delays and closures. Barricades and safety signage to be clearly posted to safely direct vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians as required.

Caution should be taken at all times during construction. Your patience and cooperation to ensure everyone’s safety is appreciated.

 

To stay informed about traffic impacts for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, visit the [service disruption webpage].

For any questions, contact Vanessa Jukes, MALA, CSLA, PMP, project manager, Architectural & Engineering Services, Physical Plant, at Vanessa [dot] Jukes [at] umanitoba [dot] ca

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